what is the point of listening to some music if you do not experience fun or better yet, happiness?
admit it or not, every now and then the question comes across our daily musical life. to some extent, it bears a plausible truth in it; and why not: music, for many people, is supposed to be a form of entertainment, that is, to entertain. but giving it some thought it should come as no surprise that thing is not as simple as that. fun and happiness are both subjective matters. different people has different cause for fun, or happiness; one that sparks fun to a guy doesn’t mean it has the same impact on another guy.
most people think they can only have fun and happiness from the kind of music laden with lush melody along with beautiful, speak-on-personal-level lyric –music that is bright. with that in mind, excluded almost instantly is any kind of music with which one gets dizzy instead of wonderful feeling. this, however, is not always true. because if it is, there wouldn’t have been pink floyd, van der graaf generator, radiohead, and all.
there is no doubt that most people don’t enjoy the bands i just mentioned –despite the facts that they sold millions of records. some might even despise them. but even if we agree with those people, that the bands do not play sweet, uplifting tunes, we surely cannot ignore million fans who bought their records and attended their concerts. sold records means there’s something in the music, something appealing.
it doesn’t matter what is exactly that s-o-m-e-t-h-i-n-g. it speaks clearly: there are people who enjoy music not because of the underlying bright, exciting moods and yet they still experience… fun and happiness. why? it is safe to say that there’s more of musical sensor than just the one with which most people usually connect themselves to music.